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Topic: iPhone

iOS apps Square & IFTTT launch automation tie-up for merchants

07/24/2014, 09:07 am

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automation service.

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Review roundup: Fire Phone is good for Amazon, but doesn't stack up to competitors

07/23/2014, 11:07 am

As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device -- and the returns don't look good for Jeff Bezos's brainchild.

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Strong iPhone 5c sales gave Apple highest growth in mid-range iPhone market

07/22/2014, 06:07 pm

With record iPhone sales in Apple's June quarter, the largest growth actually came from the company's mid-range handset lineup, which is represented this year by the colorful iPhone 5c.

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Flir One case turns Apple's iPhone into a high-end thermal imaging camera

07/22/2014, 03:07 pm

Thermal imaging company Flir has announced that pre-orders for its new One iPhone case -- which will let outdoorsmen, HVAC contractors, and people who simply like to see how hot things are convert their iPhone 5 or 5s into a thermal camera -- will begin Wednesday, with the device coming to Apple retail stores in August.

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Apple's alliance with IBM counters BYOD 'nightmare' for companies adopting iPhone

07/22/2014, 12:07 pm

As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to "Bring Your Own Device" trouble, underscoring Apple's teething problems in the enterprise and highlighting the importance of the company's new tie-up with C-suite favorite IBM.

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WSJ: Apple preparing 70M to 80M combined iPhone 6 units for biggest launch ever

07/21/2014, 08:07 pm

Apple has reportedly asked partner suppliers in Asia to ramp up mass production of expected 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" models, with combined orders for both versions amounting to between 70 million and 80 million units.

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Samsung says iPhone 5s users have 'screen envy' of Galaxy S5 in latest ad

07/21/2014, 04:07 pm

In a commercial released on Monday, Samsung goes after Apple's rumored larger-screened iPhone offerings expected to launch this fall, saying the Galaxy smartphone line has had the feature for two years.

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Rumor: Rear shell for 4.7" 'iPhone 6' shown with inlaid Apple logo in new photos

07/21/2014, 11:07 am

Yet another rear shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone has purportedly been outed by sources in the company's Far East supply chain, with the latest set of photos showing a more refined unit complete with an iPad-like inlaid Apple logo.

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Video shows supposed 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display scratched by sandpaper, suggests not sapphire

07/19/2014, 02:07 am

In a video posted to YouTube late Friday, a part purported to be Apple's "iPhone 6" cover glass was again exposed to a torture test, this time failing to resist scratches from garnet sandpaper, a material softer than sapphire.

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Photos purport to show 'iPhone 6' Lightning port, microphone flex cable

07/19/2014, 12:07 am

A pair of images out of Asia on Friday supposedly show a flex cable for an unannounced Apple product, containing a Lightning connector port, microphone and unusually large headphone jack.

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Rumor: Apple's 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' to enter mass production next week, 5.5-inch model in August

07/17/2014, 10:07 pm

A report coming out of Asia on Friday claims Apple partner supplier Foxconn is prepping for mass production of a rumored 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone this month, while a larger 5.5-inch model is slated for manufacturing in mid-August.

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1,800 mAh battery for Apple's 'iPhone 6' purportedly shown off in new photos

07/17/2014, 09:07 am

Batteries said to be destined for Apple's next-generation. 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" appeared on the internet Thursday, seemingly lending credence to recent whispers that the company would bump the handset's battery capacity to 1,800 mAh from the iPhone 5s's 1,500 mAh unit.

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What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM

07/17/2014, 03:07 am

Apple's newly announced mobile partnership with IBM has been greeted by a number of analysts and pundits as being both "not that big a deal," or conversely, the dramatic reversal of a long standing rivalry. Both are wrong, here's why.

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Rumor: Samsung to take over Apple A-series chip production from TSMC in 2015

07/17/2014, 01:07 am

A report on Wednesday claims Samsung will likely take over fabrication orders for Apple's next-generation custom A-series mobile device processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in 2015.

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New photos purport to show tweaked Touch ID sensor for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/16/2014, 09:07 am

With Apple believed to be in the final stages of preparation to begin manufacturing its next-generation iPhones, a slightly redesigned Touch ID component said to be headed for the so-called iPhone 6 has surfaced from Japan.

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First Look: Logitech adds to 'case+' system with new 'protection+' iPhone 5/5s case and car mounts

07/16/2014, 04:07 am

Building on its recent "case+" system of modular iPhone accessories, Logitech on Wednesday announced the "protection+" slim fit case and two accompanying car mounts, one of which was part of the original $200 set.

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Review: Automatic Link works with your iPhone to make you a better driver

07/15/2014, 10:07 pm

With its Automatic Link accessory and eponymous iOS app, third-party firm Automatic takes smartphone-to-car integration to the next level, empowering users to save gas, improve driving habits and keep tabs on automobile health with an interactive mobile experience.

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Rumor: Apple solves alleged 'iPhone 6' battery issues with new supplier

07/15/2014, 10:07 am

Alleged problems plaguing the construction of ultra-thin batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhones have apparently been solved after the company brought a new manufacturing partner in Taiwan on board, according to a Tuesday report from Asia.

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USPTO denies Apple's 'Touch ID' trademark, cites possible confusion with timecard system

07/15/2014, 09:07 am

Apple will not be granted a trademark for the Touch ID authentication system introduced alongside the iPhone 5s, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision revealed Monday, because it could be confused with an earlier Touch ID trademark assigned to timekeeping company Kronos.

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Mobile shopping to reach near $50B in 2014 as Apple, Inc. iPad retains 80 percent share of online orders

07/14/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple continues to dominate as the platform of choice among mobile buyers, with iOS representing 54 percent of all phone orders and 80 percent of tablet transactions as the market approaches $50 billion this year.

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